It’s April and we’re over a quarter of the way through the year. If you’re needing to make up for lost time for music-making in 2018, look no further than the latest edition of App Share, with 3 more of our favourite tools for your tablet or smartphone this month.
Let us know if you’ve used any of these apps and what you thought of them, plus what you’ve been using recently. Contact us on Facebook or Twitter with your favourites, and visit App Share to see more of ours!
Perfect For: Ages 7+.
What is it? Meludia Melody is a fun and progressive music training tool, offering a programme that will allow you to learn how to replay any melody in all music styles, from classical to electronic music, from jazz to pop rock, from world music to film music.
Why do we love it? Technically, Meludia has been honed and perfected by some top experts to give the best experience possible. Designed by experts in pedagogy and cognitive learning, Meludia uses scientific advances to develop pitch identification, musical focus, memory and reaction time.
Perfect For: Ages 5+.
What is it? Yellofier, simply put, makes anything into music. You can record your voice, a musical instrument or everyday noises and quickly turn them into great sounding music. Edit every sound into 8 separate parts and have up to 16 sounds in every creation, then jumble them up by moving and twisting the easy coloured blocks to make a composition in minutes.
Why do we love it? The level of development you can take your track to opens the app up to all abilities. Either play with the simple sounds and have something great in seconds, or play for hours with the in-built sequencer, pitch changer and pre-loaded sounds to take your creation to the next level.
What is it? Quincy is a unique music composition tool based upon a Game of Life pattern generation. You ‘seed’ the screen with cells of which some will remain alive, some die and new ones are born’. As the pattern changes on the screen so the music created also changes. You can change the rules that are applied and also draw new sets of cells on the screen as the composition unfolds.
Why do we love it? It looks stunning! It has a really different aesthetic feel to many other apps along similar lines, and it easy to be hypnotised watching the screen and listening to the changing music as you watch the ‘circle of life’ unfold in front of you.
To view more of our favourite apps and start app-lying yourself to music technology visit our App Share page.